My peony has black spot on leaves and only blooms one flower at the top each year. What can I do?
Before this question can be answered well, more information is needed. Where do you live? Where is the peony growing (sun, shade,)? HOw long have you had it? How often do you water? What type of soil do you have? Clay, sand, loam? How deeply did you plant the roots?
My front garden peonies have a thin film of 'white wash' look on them this summer; yet, the back garden peony clumps do not. Have lived in house for 15 years and this is first time seeing this.
This is powdery mildew. This article will help with that:
I have some iris and peonies I wish to move to another spot. When is the best time to do it? Can it be done now with good care?
Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/iris/dividing-transplanting-iris.htm
I have moved house and inherited two very leggy, yellow peony trees. Can I cut them back, and if so, when?
Yes, they are an outdoor tree peony, approximately 7 to 8 ft high with leaves at that height. They have buds on them. The stems are very wavy and about 1inch thick. I think they were planted many years ago (the property was tenanted before I bought it and the garden neglected). I would like to keep them if possible.
I also inherited a beautiful pink peony bush and had wonderful flowers this summer. Can I cut the bush right back now before the winter. New gardener and need advice. Thank you for replying - appreciated
How tall are the peony trees now..what zone do you live in...when you say leggy are you saying there are no leaves so far up on the trees?
I am assuming this is an outdoor tree peony. You can prune them, but I would not cut the main stem of tree. How tall are they now?
How old does a Peony plant have to be before you can divide it?
It is not so much about age, but rather the size of the plant. If it is getting too large for the area it is in, then it is ready to be divided. If it has been in the ground for a few years, and you want to share with a friend, it should be big enough to divide as well.
But, I will warn you, peonies hate to be moved or divided. When you do this, it normally takes 1-3 years before they will bloom again.
If I divide my Peonies in the fall, will the divided plants have flowers in the spring?
Regardless of when you split peonies, it will take them 1-2 years before they bloom again. They really do not like to be disturbed and moving or dividing them will delay blooming.
I have accidently cut my peony's root system. What can I do? I am a newbie at plants but have a lot of well established peony bushes in my garden. A failed transport mission of one clump has ended with a very damaged root system, however. Any chance of rescue?
They should be ok, but you will likely not see blooms from them for a few years. Peonies do not like to have their roots disturbed and when they are disturbed, they stop blooming while the roots recover. Give them some bone meal to boost phosphorous, which will help them with root repairing and just take good care of them for the next year. This will help get them back on blooming track as quickly as possible.